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‘Unique in Nature’ art exhibit comes to Center for Peace Through Culture

“We’re finding ways to connect with our communities,” Center Executive Director Melanie McCarthy told The Berkshire Edge. “Having an open call for an art exhibit is a way to bring in new audiences, but also to support developing artists."

Bits & Bytes: Emmanuel Ceysson at Music & More; theater critics’ panel; ‘Restoration: Anti-Semitism in France’; Berkshire Feile; conflict workshop

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will present a panel discussion of the 2019 Berkshire summer theater season featuring Edge contributors J. Peter Bergman and Dan Dwyer Friday, Sept. 13, at the Berkshire Museum.

Bits & Bytes: BCC civil rights event; Berkshire Voices staged reading; Thompson on bullying; Bittman on aging

On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Country Day School will host a workshop with child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., based on the theme of his best-selling book “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood.”

Bits & Bytes: Mount Everett students in India; Youth Rec Club at Berkshire South; CoA luncheon; combatting cognitive decline

Youth Rec Club, led by Berkshire South Regional Community Center's youth development manager Mac Wallace, will include a fun mix of sports, team-building games and outdoor activities.

In aftermath of Pittsburgh synagogue assault, interfaith vigil offers solidarity against hatred and violence

The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: "The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference."

Bits & Bytes: Ramsdell Library presentation; B’Shalom Chorale concerts; Monument Cup; JoAnne Spies at Bascom Lodge; Roe Jan Library picnic

The B’Shalom Chorale, the Berkshires’ only chorale showcasing Jewish music, will culminate its fifth season with concerts in Pittsfield and Great Barrington Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bits & Bytes: Nels Cline 4 at Club Helsinki Hudson; Alana Chernila at Great Barrington Farmers’ Market; David Grover at Congregation Knesset Israel; ‘Come...

The Great Barrington Farmers' Market and One Mercantile will present a book signing with cookbook author Alana Chernila Saturday, July 7, at the Great Barrington Farmers’ Market.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Viva La Femme!’ at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Berkshire Supergenerians’; ‘In Process with Zoe Scofield’; filmmaking talk

“Berkshire Supergenerians: A Forum for Seniors” is geared toward people in their 60s to their 90s; those concerned about aging well; and those who provide health, wellness and medical services to an older population.

Business Briefs: BIO annual convention; nonprofit awards nominations sought; grant for CHP; the Moviehouse to install elevator; awards for Balance Rock advisors

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is launching an annual awards program to recognize those who work in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson’; LHA annual meeting; ‘Aunt Leaf’ at Ancram...

The 2015 film 'Packed in a Trunk' follows Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson as she and her wife, Tess, attempt to unravel the mystery of her great aunt, Provincetown painter Edith Wilkinson.

Bits & Bytes: Winona LaDuke to give Schumacher lecture; ghost stories at the Mount; Berkshire birding book; Housatonic Heritage talk; R.J. Rosegarten at Berkshire...

“Choosing the Path That Is Green” will be delivered by activist, community economist, author and member of the Ojibwe Nation of the Anishinaabe peoples Winona LaDuke.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Grow Show; Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow; Peter, Paul and Mary tribute; holiday cookie championship; 350Mass Berkshire meeting

Berkshire Botanical Garden has partnered with area historic homes Chesterwood, Naumkeag, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Olana, and the Mount to provide inspiration to artists entering the Grow Show’s floral design and photography divisions.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Beatles Bash; First Friday Artswalk; ‘The Book Show’ at the Mount; Tagliapietra visit, exhibit; ‘Under Siege: The Addiction Epidemic and...

In her presentation, Dr. Jennifer Michaels will describe the disease of addiction; explain how people become addicted to substances, with a focus on heroin and prescription pills; and discuss how treatments and recovery work.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Out of Site’ sculpture exhibit; the Zolla Boys at the Southfield Church; ‘Becoming Involved in State Government;’ YeeJin Yuk at Music...

Rep Farley-Bouvier's stated priorities are to ensure the well being of vulnerable populations including elders, those with disabilities, and those suffering with mental health and addiction issues.

Bits & Bytes: BIFF wraps up 12th festival; New Play Reading series; advocating for healthy food; Paul Çelebi at the Southfield Church; golf classic...

On June 4, the Berkshire International Film Festival wrapped up its 12th festival with luminaries such as Christopher Plummer, John Carroll Lynch, Karen Allen, Steven Cantor, Sheila Nevins, David Edelstein and Paul Krugman as well as 40 filmmakers in attendance.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington;’ ‘The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan;’ 1854 Town Hall benefit; 28,000 lbs. of food donated

'Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington' is set in 1915 and centers on an encounter between Du Bois and fellow NAACP co-founder Mary White Ovington.

‘Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Exploring the Roots of Prejudice’; Berkshire Nasty Women art exhibition

Rabeh Elleithy has been involved with the the United American Muslim Association of the Berkshires for over two years, striving to teach the concepts of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims of all ages.
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